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Trans Life at Pace

Policies

Non-Discrimination
Pace’s non-discrimination policy protects individuals on the basis of sex, gender identity and expression and sexual orientation. Individuals may report violations of this policy to the Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Office at at (212) 346-1310.  Her Office is located at 163 William Street, 10th Floor, room 1017, New York, NY 10038.  ​Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and implementing regulations, as well as inquiries concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator\Affirmative Action Officer or Assistant Secretary for Office for Civil Rights www.ed.gov/ocr.​

Public Facilities
At Pace, individuals may use a restroom or public facility that corresponds with their gender identity or legal sex. If you feel you have been discriminated against while accessing Pace's Public Facilities you may make a formal complaint with the Affirmative Action Office.

Preferred Name
Individuals may use a first name that is different from their legal name on certain campus systems and documents. To initiate this process fill out the “Name Change” form.


Education

Queer Studies Minor
Interested in courses that examine LGBTQ topics, history, and culture from a queer perspective? Pace’s Queer Studies minor is organized around the insight that sexuality and gender is at the center of the human experience, from the formation of the individual to the organization of diverse societies. Our courses examine the significance of same-gender desire and gender identity and expression throughout history, and across a variety of global cultures.

Workshops
Safe(r) Zone Training, Transgender Realities in Higher Education and related LGBTQA, Social Justice and Diversity Trainings are offered by the LGBTQA & Social Justice Center.


Health & Wellness

Transition Related Medical Care
The Pace “Student Health and Sickness Policy" includes coverage for sex affirmation surgeries and hormone treatments. Information and requirements to qualify for transition-related medical care coverage for Pace employees can be found here.

Counseling
Pace University offers individual, couples and group counseling to all Pace students. To learn more about Pace’s Counseling Center call (212) 346-1526 or stop by at 156 William Street, 8th Floor.

Referral Services
Referral services are available through the Counseling Center or LGBTQA & Social Justice Center to medical and mental health practitioners and organizations with expertise in trans* health and wellness. Additionally, the LGBTQA Center’s website provides a thorough listing of trans* health and wellness resources and organizations in the New York City region.

Health Care Unit
Pace’s Health Care Unit provides health education, health assessment with complete physical examination, STI testing, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, first aid for minor injuries and management of chronic health problems. For more information contact: (212) 346-1600.


Community

LGBTQA & Social Justice Center
The LGBTQA & Social Justice Center offers a wide variety of social events, advocacy initiatives, educational programs, and support services for LGBTQA individuals on campus.

LGBTQA Lounge & Library
The LGBTQA Center Lounge is open Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm and is personed by our incredible staff and interns. There is free coffee, tea, wiFi, printing and smiles! Visitors are able to check out books and DVDs from the LGBTQA Center’s Library.

LGBTQA Organizations On Campus
Pace offers a variety of student groups including the Stonewall Coalition, Lavender Ladies, Pace Pride Collective and the LGBTQA Task Force.

Discussion Groups
Additionally, we host a variety of facilitated discussion groups including:

T*-Time
A discussion seriesfor trans* and gender nonconforming folks. Trans* encompasses the many diverse identities that exist under and outside of the transgender umbrella. This includes but is not limited to transgender, genderqueer, agender, genderless, genderf*ck, third gender, two spirit, bigender, non-gendered and those who are questioning their gender identity.

Just B!
a discussion series for bisexual, pansexual and other non-monosexual identified folks who are looking for a safe space to meet, mingle and discuss their experiences and realities.

Queer People of Color Collective
a discussion series that celebrates, empowers and creates space for queer people of color to share stories, experiences and create community.

Coming Out Group
a discussion series that addresses the various issues and realities associated with the ongoing process of coming out.


Campus Living

Gender Neutral Housing
On the NYC Campus, Pace offers gender-neutral housing in which interested resident students are able to select roommates regardless of their gender identity.

Gender Neutral Restrooms
Gender neutral and ADA accessible restrooms are available throughout Pace Campuses. A complete listing of single stall accessible gender-neutral restrooms and multi-stall gender specific restrooms is available on the LGBTQA Center’s website below.